There was no talent in Louisiana in the Mike Archer era due to prop 48.
It is Hallman that loses out on a world of talent in the early 90's.
LSU under archer only lost Michael Carr (Clemson) and one other and no one from Louisiana make ALL-American when recruited out of state. Under Hallman you have a who's who in football going out of state.
Hallman was not a football coach, and had less interest in building a winner and coaching than his off field actives.
Archer was a family man and loved the players and loved coaching, but was saddle with the new NCAA rules and an era of very low talent in state.
Archer went out of state to recruit and every big time recruit turned into a bust, that is another story with many major players and LSU would not let him fill needs for JuCO which Texas A&M and Miss St did and both had good runs at the time due to this tactic.
Oh the other player Archer lost out on was Baron Jackson, my high school English teacher's son, who went to Pitt. Those are the only 2 major recruits LSU lost out on in the Archer era, that LSU recruited hard.
This post was edited on 9/6 at 8:17 pm